Apple Patent rejected

From: John Aldrich 
Just read a note on the Washington Post website that the US Patent  
office has rejected a "key" patent (pinch to zoom) that was one of the  
patents at issue in the trial this past summer between Apple and  

Apple patent rejected: The U.S. Patent and Trademark office said  
Wednesday that it has rejected the ?pinch-to-zoom? patent. The  
technology covered by that patent was one of those at issue in the  
summer trial between Apple and Samsung. Samsung was ordered to pay  
Apple more than $1 billion in damages for violating that patent and  
five others.

The Washington Post reported that Apple is expected to ask the office  
to reconsider that decision.

=============================================================== From: William Wade ------------------------------------------------------ I wonder how it works with the damages from the trial if Apple's request to reconsider fails. (Or the reconsideration fails). The damages were broken down per "infraction" so would Samsung have to take Apple to court to get their money back?

=============================================================== From: John Aldrich ------------------------------------------------------ Quoting William Wade : Good question. Samsung has already requested a retrial, citing this decision.